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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
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Sep 6, 2010 6:00am PDT
6:01. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. homicide investigators today plan to search a pittsburg landfill for a fourth straight day hoping to turn up clues or locate the remains of a hercules man believed to be one of five victims at the hands of a single bay area man. thomas is live at the landfill with the latest. >> good morning. took investigators about a week to figure out that this might be the place where they'd find frederick sales body. they've been searching for it, the remains of frederick for the past three days and a couple hours they begin the search again. the keller canyon landfill is where investigators will continue to search for 35-year-old frederick sales who has been missing since august 26. his whereabouts led police investigators here to pits berg, the canyon landfill. investigators are combed through 3,000 tons of trash, garbage and debris looking for sales' remains. the search has not turned up any new clues. >> unfortunately all the effort they've put in the last couple days they have yielded no results. they're going to continue un
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am PDT
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am PDT
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880. fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipel
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Sep 22, 2010 6:00am PDT
for joining us. one east bay neighborhood is waking up to closed streets, construction equipment and a watery mess. terry mcsweeney joins us live from pleasant hill with the latest on a frustrating water main break. what we call breaking news. terry? >> double breaker. broke eight days ago, broke last night here near cay cay way. they've still got the water coming out of the ground here. they say they're doing that to stabilize the pressure and they do have water back to the 40 homes and 100 plus people who were without water, again, since about 7:30 last night. not news to the people out here. it was eight days ago, the very same pipe broke in a different spot but the very same pipe broke. they were without water yet again. crews have come out. they have circumvented the break and getting water to the homes. the street though is in a very, very interesting location. four schools are located near here, including diablo valley college. so in about an hour or so, students start walking, parents start driving their kids to school and this becomes a very busy street. they hope to have the street
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am PDT
traffic report. >> it is 6 a.m. on this thursday morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. kristen is off today. police think they may have zeroed in on a motive on a three-city killing spree that claimed at least four lives and the prime suspect in the case was killed himself tuesday night in the a shoot without with police. officers are also still looking for another potential victim. terry mcsweeney is live in hercules. and, terry, when you add in explosives to this mixture, you have quite a tangle. >> yeah, you really do. police are trying to figure out how it all fits together. they think they've got a motive for two of the killings but as far as the bodies in vallejo and the explosives, that investigation is wide open. take a look at the two people at the heart of the matter. 38-year-old valdamro, 46-year-old cindy tran. police say she had dumped him a few weeks ago and police say tuesday night he strangled her during a high-speed chase. she says she was on the phone at the time before she was strangled saying she had been kidnapped. she was killed there. they
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am PDT
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 5:00am PDT
on top of us bringing us the hottest day in this cycle, poor air quality that will linger a couple of days. i'll show you where. >> not a lot of overnight road work. the toll plaza showing no delays. >> and supporters of same sex marriage will launch political ads today to pressure candidates who support the prop 8 ban. >> 5:01 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. it's going to be a scorcher. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, in a few hours a hearing held in marin county to determine whether to halt california's first scheduled execution of a death row inmate in more than four years. terry mcsweeney is live in san quentin. terry, the prisoner's appeal centers around a lethal drug combo? >> they do. but if those arguments fail brown will be put to death in less than 48 hours from right now. the convicted killer and two-time rapist was asked to choose his means of death, a three-stage injection or one lethal injection. he failed to do that over the weekend. 8:30 this morning his attorneys will be in marin county superior court asking for a stay of execution fo
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am PDT
:01 this wednesday morning. updated information on all that in just a few minutes. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. you can see what frances is talking about, the traffic jam. right now let's begin with a reprieve for three richmond schools. they'll stay open one extra year after the city council approved spending, $1.5 million to keep them open. the unanimous vote came just before 11:30. it will keep kennedy high school and two elementary schools open through the 2011-2012 school year. the meeting was packed with worried parents and school district officials. richmond settled a tax lawsuit with chevron for $114 million. so it has extra money to spend but the council also offered a warning to the school board. >> they gonna have to get their act together. we can no longer have the city of richmond be atm every time they have a problem and they threaten us with attempt to close schools. >> during a meeting, the school board president even argued that closing kennedy high would be dangerous because gang members from different parts of the city would be forced to mix togeth
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am PDT
's a wednesday at 6:00. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news looks as though california's first execution in five years will not take place at san quentin this week and probably not this year. a federal judge has changed his mind and put off tomorrow's scheduled lethal injection. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is at the u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals. that's where the attorney general will be. >> attorney general jerry brown wants the execution to go forward. they will file with the 9th district court of appeals today. that's because the u.s. federal judge jeremy fogel reversed his decision from just last week and was saying the execution could go forward as long as rapist albert brown had a choice of the method of execution either the one-shot or three-shot technique. the 9th circuit returned fogel's initial decisionsy saying that the one-shot method isn't offered in california so he couldn't be offered that. the protocol he objected to in 2006 hasn't been fixed. >> they say what's called the con
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Sep 5, 2010 5:00am PDT
today. >> thank you, lisa. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. san francisco police are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 near the southern end of lake mersaid where lake mersaid boulevard is. a gray honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men in their twenties inside that honda died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. the word sensored replaces the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning after 17 attorneys general called on the website to get rid of the ads. amy reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years, we've persuaded craigslist to take axle eliminating prostitution ads and fortunately now its done the right thing voluntarily by shutting down the adult services section. >> or has it? the word sensored now appears where the a
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am PDT
coming up. >> definitely not your typical commute there! >> no. >> thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. there's a new twist into the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire. it appears that pg&e was raising concerns about this specific pipe eroding just days before the explosion. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live with more. >> the chronicle reporting that the exact pipe that blew up out here last thursday starting that inferno came to pg&e's attention actually last year. now, according to the article, four pipes were corroding here in the bay area at gas transmission lines all tied to the milpitas control station and they were seeing compressor oil inside these pipes causing the corrosion. according to the article, pg&e says they stopped the liquid. haven't seen any since last november. another controversy has to do with the mess left behind. county officials want all the debris gone by october 15th, the beginning of the rainy season. the material has been tested, says the county. it's not contaminated by the air quality management district says otherwise,
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am PDT
.m.. as mike said, the first day of astronomical fall. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. developing news in downtown orinda where commuters can expect a few delays maybe this morning as pg&e tries to cap a gas leak. a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo. about a dozen homes were evacuated but all residents have now been allowed to return to their homes. city officials say the leak is near the on-ramp to eastbound 24 but say a detour has been put in place. this is the third significant gas leak reported in the last 24 hours in the bay area. yesterday morning crews dealt with a gas leak on the cal state east bay campus in hayward and last night a small leak forced the closure of el camino real in millbrae for two hours. >> bulldozers head out to the san bruno neighborhood devastated by natural gas and fire. the goal is remove demolished homes. >> the cleanup crews will come in at 8:00 this morning to clear out this debris. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred ca
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 6:00am PDT
. numerous people who live in the neighborhood continue to tell us they smelled gas. one resident says he even saw a pg&e worker checking the area just two days before the blast. >> guys from pg&e, when i got out from my house that morning, he was checking something on the floor with some -- something that beeps. >> pg&e says workers do use a tool that beeps to check for leaks but a smokeman did not confirm for us that any pg&e workers were in that neighborhood before the explosion. pg&e says they are continuing to look into that report. we've assembled an extensive catalog of information on the san bruno fire on our website. you'll find the status of homes, you report videos and a tour of the devastation along with ways you can help the victims. it's all on the home page at abc7news.com. >> california law and order types are today making a surprising call to back the november ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. a group of police officers, prosecutors today will hold a news conference to endorse proposition 19. it would allow adults over 21 to buy non-medicinal pot. joe mcn
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am PDT
it! 5:00. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire is focusing on the pressure levels inside the natural gas pipe that blew. overpressurized gas lines are a common cause of explosion. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry, pg&e has been ordered already to reduce pressure in the effected pipe. what happened to that? >> well, they haven't done it yet. i'm about to tell you why. i want to let you know we're directly across the street from the entire block that has been reducedto rubble by the explosion and pg&e has been criticized not reducing the pressure enough in its natural gas line. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to reduce pressure by 20%. it has only reduce it had by 10%. the company says it needs more clarification on that issue. mercury news has uncovered evidence of 15 incidents of what you were talking about, over-pressurezation in pg&e gas lines between 2008 and 2009. pg&e says it has completed safety inspections on about 750 miles
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 5:00am PDT
shourd returns to the u.s. this morning with plans to speak publicly about her ordeal. and federal investigators determine that pg&e was running the san bruno gas pipeline at pressure higher than the maximum allowed. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we're going to start off going to lisa argen, our weather a bit unusual. what else is new. we're going to talk about a chance of rain today, lisa. >> carolyn, that's right. rain in the north by where you'll need the wipers. here's a look at sonoma up through windsor. you can see a few light showers but mainly a lot of this rain is falling below the radar beam. not all is being picked up. it's light out there but we'll continue to see the spread south over here through napa. it continues to limp along through the bay area through the next couple of hours. but, you know, the rest of the sunday not looking too bad. i'll have the forecast later. >> a 20-year-old woman killed in the explosion and fire in san bruno will be laid to rest tomorrow. a memorial service was held yesterday. abc 7's amy hollyfield rep
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am PDT
and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. >> good morning. you're looking live at the bay bridge. this afternoon, hottest day in the forecast and widespread poor air is possible. i'll show you where. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at san quentin prison where in less than 48 hours california may have its first execution in four years but maybe not. appealing to the state and federal level, what attorneys are saying in a live report. >> and i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno. pressure on pg&e to install automatic shutoff valves to many of their gas transmission lines. find out what else it needs to do as new legislation passes. i'll have a live report. >> and a new injury accident is reported in the south bay. northbound 87 chp is on the way. live shot though interstate 80 in berkeley shows everything back to normal. that earlier police chase that high-speed police chase all gone from the lanes. >> it is 6:01 on this monday morning. back to work monday and it's going to be a hot one. thanks for joining us
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
on this thursday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. the best known name in toddler toys is announcing a mastiff recall including everything from tricycles to high chairs. jenelle joins us with more. >> eric, if you have a child five years old, you probably have some fisher price product in your home. just the past hour the company announced this massive recall, 10 million products. the recall includes nearly 1 million fisher price high chairs with pegs on the back legs for tray storage. toddlers have cut themselves on the pegs. seven of them needed stitches. also recalled, 7 million tricycles including hot wheels, barbie free spirit and tough tyke. ten children have flipped and hurt themselves. >> things that protrude from a toy which children can fall and hurt themselves need to be removed from toys so that they don't pose a hazard. >> also recalled small inflatable balls found on play gyms and little people cars because the wheels can detack and pose a choking hazard. for those toys, they will need to be replaced. you can contact fisher price at 1-800-432-5427. kristen
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 6:00am PDT
for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, oakland police on the hunt for a gunman who shot a six-year-old child while she slept in her family's home overnight. theresa garcia's live from the oakland police department with more. theresa? >> this is definitely what you call violence and definitely anger anyone with a conscience at least. the oakland police have since left the home where the shooting happened early this morning. and now the investigators have to find out who so boldly shot up this house while the entire family was asleep inside. now you've got a six-year-old girl recovering after being struck by a bullet inside her home. ten people live here but the only one hit was the six-year-old asleep in her room with her parents. two or three gunmen on the street opened fire shooting about two dozen rounds into the house on seminary avenue and 16th street. >> we observed several rounds up to about 25 were fired into the rear of the home. we learned from the family everyone was inside asleep. >> i heard the gunshots, and then i started -- i heard my mom crying an
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am PDT
tuesday. >> we welcome frances back on this back to work tuesday. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. back to school, the school year's just getting started and one bay area school district is talking closure. the fate of three richmond schools will be decided oddly enough by the city council. terry mcsweeney is live at kennedy high school which is on the chopping block. terry? >> yes. three schools, 900 students, dozens of faculty members will all be impacted by tonight's decision. the city council is being asked to provide $1.5 million to keep kennedy high, grant and the elementary school open. the school district like so many others have been hit hard by state budget cuts, turning to the city for money now, also declining enrollment. the city of richmond does have money, money coming in from the next ten years from a utility tax settlement. >> i feel a small part of that money be allocated towards keeping schools open. >> i can count on one hand probably the number of high schools in the east bay that have closed in the last 50 or 60 years. it's not comm
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am PDT
francisco. low 50s napa and novato. 48 santa rosa and half moon bay. the rest of us low to mid-60s. you step outside you may notice it's cooler than yesterday by 2 degrees in san francisco, 9 oakland, 15 fremont, 16 los gatos and 10 in antioch and 7 in san jose. so this afternoon look at these temperatures. more green on the map from hoof at 62, san francisco 66. upper 70s to low 80s through the rest of the bay shore up to the north bay valleys with mid-80s in the south bay. a little toasty in the east bay valleys. monterey bay, 64 with low to mid-70s everybody else and mid to upper 80s inland. accu-weather seven-day forecast, keep the cooling trend going. won't be as dramatic as today. will be on sunday. monday cooler than average and breezy and warmer weather like today's returns tuesday and wednesday. frances is following two major accidents. >> mike, sky 7 hd live over one of the crashes in vallejo. this is westbound 37 approaching highway 29. around 3:45 this morning, a big rig dropped a load of wire cables. another big rig crashed into it, possibly up to four cars involved or saying fo
ABC
Sep 18, 2010 5:00am PDT
having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie greg worked for the california public utilities commission over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there has been no public announcement for services for the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility has mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission has laid on the pressure and it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state and federal lawmakers and by the governor that the public and first responders need that information. >> it has to have the level of detail necessary
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am PDT
for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with new comments from president obama about a florida minister planning to engage in a quran burning protest to mark the september 11th terrorist attacks. in an exclusive 101 interview with "good morning america," a growing number of critics asking for the pastor to reconsider. >> i hope he listens to those better angels and understands that this is a destructive act that he's engaging in. >> republican sarah palin joined conservative, democrats religious leaders and military officials in urging jones to cancel the burning of the muslim holy book. terry mcsweeney joins us now with the bay area's reaction. >> local religious leaders are calling on the reverend jones to not desecrate the holy book of islam while some local muslims are feeling like they're caught in the crossfire of this controversy. local faith groups got together in palo alto to call for peace and tolerance. one says she wished the world ignored jones and his congregation of just a few dozen. faith l
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00am PDT
for it. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. a fourth spare the air day and officials asking us to conserve today, all because of a forecast that will sizzle near the triple digit mark. >> i think we'll see record highs and feel record high temperatures once again today but what i want to start off with is talking about how poor the air quality could be in the east bay and also towards the south bay, particularly the east bay valleys and the santa clara valley. that's where we'll have unhealth amounts of ozone for those most susceptible, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. santa rosa, fairfield, concord and around the bay, low 90s oakland to upper 90s around palo alto. we'll also have extreme heat around the monterey bay, especially as you head inland towards morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. but still 98 watsonville. should be the last one. >> all right, mike. we'll check in for more information in a few minutes. this morning oakland police are searching for a gunman that opened fire on a home wounding a six-year-old girl. theresa garcia is live at the scene in oa
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